SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

December 16, 2009 08:35 ET

Market Watch: Sunwin International Neutraceuticals -- December 16, 2009

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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: SUWN), Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE: SLE), The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC).

This morning, Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: SUWN) reported results for the fiscal 2010 second quarter ended October 31, 2009. Total revenue was $3.7 million compared to $3.4 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2010 and $6.6 million in the same quarter of the prior fiscal year. The year-over-year decline was primarily a result of declines in the natural medicines segment related to weather and breeding limitations in the People's Republic of China and lower sales of Stevia due to a reduction in customer demand as result of a slow recovery from the overall world economic crisis and declines in the South Korean Won. Year-to-date, total revenue was $7.0 million compared to $12.8 million, including $5.4 in Stevia extract sales and $1.8 million in natural medicines as compared to $7.7 million in Stevia sales and $5.1 million in natural medicines in the same period of the prior fiscal year. Total sales were up 10% from the first quarter, primarily driven by initial recovery in the Stevia extract business. Operating expenses were $0.8 million as compared to $1.1 million a year ago due to cost cutting initiatives, partially offset by startup costs related to the company's new high-grade extracts and production facilities. Net loss was $0.2 million, or $0.00 per share, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.00 per share, in the same quarter in the prior fiscal year.

"Fiscal 2010 began during a difficult period for the global economy as many of our customers had reduced production levels following a very strong 2009," commented Laiwang Zhang, the company's Chairman. "Our second quarter results were affected by these challenges, but we are beginning to see signs of recovery in our broader end markets. During this time, we have utilized our strong balance sheet to invest in increased production facilities for Rebaudioside A 98 using cash rather than debt. As a result, we are now able to provide the high grade of Stevia extract into an expanding market without being tied to the success of any one end market or ingredient provider. We believe that the addition of production capacity for Rebaudioside A 98 will position the company for increased Stevia sales ahead."

On the balance sheet at October 31, 2009, cash increased slightly to $10.6 million from $10.5 million at April 30, 2009. Inventory was $7.1 million compared to $7.7 million at prior fiscal year-end, including approximately $4.1 million in finished goods.

As a primary provider of Stevia extract in Asia, our sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 were affected by the global economic slowdown and a decrease in the value of the South Korean Won compared to the Chinese Renminbi, which has reduced sales of certain Chinese goods to this region, a key Stevia market. Veterinary sales were affected negatively by flooding in southern China earlier in calendar 2009 as well as government restrictions on livestock breeding. We have increased our domestic Chinese Stevia sales focus and continue to develop opportunities in the growing North American marketplace where in September 2009 we completed the process for U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") self-affirmed GRAS status for certain Stevia extracts we produce. Also, we completed construction of our new high-grade Stevia extracts and production facilities in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 which increased production capacity to 500 metric tons.

The stock closed yesterday at around Twenty Three cents a share a share.

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Sara Lee Corp. (NYSE: SLE) up 0.2% on 4.5 million shares traded.

Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world's best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food, beverage, household and body care brands, including Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee and Senseo.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) down 1.4% on 11.5 million shares traded.

P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) up 0.6% on 254.5 million shares traded.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through more than 10,000 stores and 12,000 ATMs and the internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally.

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